Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X: What We Know So Far

At the current time, Samsung is done with its latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, Sony is done with it’s flagship Xperia Z3 and its younger brother Xperia Z3 compact, Motorola is done with its newest Moto G, Apple is all set to pull the curtains off from its iPhone 6 and LG is already done with its G3 earlier this year, then who’s left behind? Well, your guess is right. It’s Google. Google might be the giant that doesn’t take too much space in the rumor mill and keeps them running on low fuel as it brings up only 1 flagship smartphone in an year besides a tablet, while all others keep the users busy with a new phone every second day. The release of Nexus 5 gave birth to the rumors about Nexus 6 and since then all eyes are anxiously waiting to see the next big thing by Google that stands in line with the competitors at a great spot.

Google has been taking the wraps off from the previous Nexus devices either at the end (Nexus 5 came out on 13th of October, 2014) of the year or the start of the year (Nexus One came out on January 10, 2010), that means the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is on the doors and might be out very soon as well. The device has been tinkering in the rumor mills as Motorola Shamu, that means LG won’t be around this time and it’s going to Motorola behind the next big thing by Google.Nexus-X

There’s quite a lot stuff to get a great idea about what Google is going to unveil for the users. To sum this up, we’ve collected all the rumors, news and reports and compiled right here. Let’s go through what we know so far about the Google Nexus 6.

Nexus 6 Specs At A Glance:Motorola-Shamu-aka-Nexus-6-specs-and-benchmarks

Google Nexus 6 Display:

Oppo, LG and Samsung have already utilized the QHD displays on their smartphones and seeing the current competition it doesn’t seem that Google will be using a full HD screen as that might result in making the device a no-choice for the users. Rumors have suggested that Google Nexus X will sport a 5.2-inch QHD display with 534 ppi and the resolution of  this device is rumored to be 2392 x 1440 pixels.

Google Nexus 6 Hardware:

Nexus 5 is powered up with Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.26 GHz, and most of the devices at the moment are running on Snapdragon 801 process. Looks like Google will be making a good move from Snapdragon 800 CPU and might ditch Snapdragon 801. A recent leak suggested that Motorola Shamu (Nexus 6) will be powered up with Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.6 GHz (according to GFXbench) that will be accompanied by Adreno 420 GPU. A RAM of 3 GB will be plugged inside that is also a great upgrade from 2 GB RAM of Nexus 5. Internal storage is supposed to be 32 GB. A 12 MP shooter will be fixed at the back whereas a 2 MP on the front. The shooter at the back will be capable of recording 4K UHD videos. Nexus 6 is also expected to be water and dust resistant have IP67 certification. A performance report by TechTastic, GFXbench test shows that Motorola Shamu outdoes Xperia Z2 and LG G3, but stood in-line with OnePlus One and a little below Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

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Google Nexus 6 Software:

Google introduced Android KitKat with the Nexus 5, and it has already shown off Android L. We believe that the best time to unveil Android L, so far known as Android Lemon Meringue Pie will be the alongwith the Nexus X. Reports have also suggested that the next Nexus flagship will be running on Android Lemon Meringue Pie. Keeping the rumors aside, there is no doubt that Nexus device have always got the edge because of having the latest and greatest version of Android at first place.

Google Nexus 6 Features:

Existence of a fingerprint scanner is streaming in the rumor mills to be a part of the Nexus X. Besides that, a smartwatch by Google is also expected to accompany the next Nexus. Google has already unveiled Android Wear, its exclusive OS for wearables, so the smartwatch might get real. Rumors have the smartwatch named as Google Gem, that might give a tough competition to Motorola Moto 360 and other rivals.

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Google Nexus 6 Release Date:

The release dates of the previous nexus devices give us a great idea about Nexus X as well. Let’s have a look when on those release dates

  • Nexus One – January, 2010
  • Nexus 2 aka Nexus S – December, 2010
  • Nexus aka Galaxy Nexus – November, 2011
  • Nexus 4 – November, 2012
  • Nexus 5 – October, 2013

That means the launch of Nexus 6 isn’t far. Rumors have taught us that Google will unveil the Nexus 6 / X / Motorola Shamu alongside the Nexus 8 that is prepared by HTC sometime in September, 14 on its exclusive event.

 

Google Nexus 6 Price:

According to the info available at the moment, Nexus 6 will cost around 419 Euros.

That’s all we know so far about the Nexus 6. We surely will be bringing you up all the latest info once it lands in. Let us know about your thoughts on Google next device.


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  • Joshua D.

    I hope google releases a Nexus Watch aka gem and hopefully priced at $99 or $150.

    • SBM_from_LA

      Highly unlikely since Google no longer makes Nexus hardware…

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